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  • 22 Mai 2019
    Making a difference.
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  • 27 Mars 2019
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums wrapped up in Victoria, BC on March 21 at Government House with discussions around leadership qualities and responsibilities. Words from the participants “You need wide-open eyes and binoculars to see into communities we might not otherwise be aware of.” “Good leaders find people who want to follow, and then help lift them up.”
  • 20 Mars 2019
    The Future Forums workshop on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership in Vancouver brought forth valuable observations about what constitutes excellence, knowledge, and effective leadership.     “The most important thing we learn is humility in leadership. You can’t have engagement without humility.”   “Be like bamboo to be an inclusive leader: Bamboo is resilient because it is flexible. It can bend without breaking.”
  • 4 Mars 2019
    “What helps you get to the door and who decides who’s opening it?” The Social Enterprise Centre, an innovative space devoted to social justice and collective mobilization, hosted the Foundation’s Future Forums in Winnipeg. Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership – the two central themes of the Future Forums – were discussed as participants also reflected on the issues of access and opportunity.
  • 28 Février 2019
    The Future Forums in Regina sparked conversations around access and inclusion. Drawing inspiration from a popular reggae song, the courage it takes to lead towards change for the better.   Words from the participants "Leadership is often about fighting the status quo and sustaining yourself in such battles requires tremendous energy."
  • 14 Février 2019
    Overheard at Québec City's Future Forums  “This brought me out of my comfort zone.” “There are many kinds of exclusion which block certain types of knowledge, including economic prejudice and racism.” "Empathy and humanism are essential to engaged leadership.”
  • 11 Février 2019
    Foundation President & CEO Pascale Fournier was accompanied by 2018 Mentor Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) for the Future Forums workshop in Val-d'Or on February 5. The session took place at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples.
  • 6 Février 2019
    Overheard at Montreal’s Future Forums  “Engagement is a two-way street. It is like dancing. Both parties need to be engaged if it is going to work.”  “Embracing diversity is not innate, it needs to be learned.” “You have to go looking for it. You need to be proactive to find diversity.”
  • 22 Janvier 2019
    “Engaged leaders accommodate different styles and different needs, and need to be committed to raising other people up.” “People in power need to understand and acknowledge the anger of people who don’t have power in marginalized communities.”  
  • 17 Janvier 2019
    The Future Forums received some unique perspectives on the themes of Engaged Leadership and Inclusive Excellence during a workshop hosted by the Royal Military College of Canada with participants from Queen’s University and community groups also in attendance. Daniel Last is a professor at RMC. He observed that how inclusiveness and diversity are defined tends to focus on a small number of criteria.
  • 16 Janvier 2019
    The challenge of tackling institutional change took centre stage during the Future Forums workshops at the University of Toronto and York University. Cheryl Thompson, who teaches in the Communications department at Ryerson University, was among the participants. She said the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s desire to make Engaged Leadership and Inclusive Excellence central themes in its programs is a bold and positive step. “It’s great to work toward inclusion and diversity. But it means things are going to be challenged.”